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The rain song
Landscape Photography
As far as I can remember, I always liked the smell that precedes the rain : the smell of saltpetre, soft and heady. Photographing the rain, however, is a challenge for the long exposure photographer. In addition to the technical problems, all those who patiently wiped their filters coated with drops during long minutes while anxiously waiting for the result know what I'm talking about... In its quest, the author of these lines has tried almost everything : since the use of an umbrella (I have stopped counting the many umbrellas that flew away or broke) to that of a rainwear covering his tripod and camera... while he was waiting, soaked to the bone, casting an envious look at his gears. In this quest, companions in misfortune have sometimes lent him a helping hand : I remember that surrealistic scene in Scotland, my wife trying to protect me with an umbrella while I was handling my filters, and my best friend holding a rain suit deployed to block the rain gusts... and all of that in the middle of a raging storm. Of course, there were good times : I loved the hot rains in Madeira or the Azores in summer, their softness while I was sitting shirtless next to my tripod. So, here is the result of four years of soaking. The following photos were taken before / during or after the rain : cold showers from the Highlands or soft rains from the Azores, they magnify the landscape. 
My homeland III, Morvan, France, 2017
Equinox, Brittany, France, 2016
L'ordre naturel des choses, Annecy Lake, France, 2019
Azores, Sao Miguel, 2017
Before the rain, Isle of Skye, 2016
Memories saved from the wind, Camargue, France, 2017
My Homeland II, Morvan, France, 2017
The great gig in the sky, Scottish Highlands, 2016
Chroniques de l'île noire, Cap Dramont, France, 2018
Dies Irae, Brittany, France, 2016
Softly, Camargue, France, 2017
Once upon a time, Isle of Skye, 2016
Crepuscule, Camargue, France, 2017
Saudade, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017
The Wait, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017
Northern Sky, Loch Etive, Glencoe, Scotland, 2016
In our first world, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017
House of the Tides, Brittany, France, 2016
Cliff of Aval at Sunset, Etretat, France, 2017
November, Annecy Lake, France, 2017
Pedras Negras, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017
And it grows darker with the day, Madeira, 2015
Light in August, Scottish Highlands, 2016.
The rain song

The rain song

A collection of long exposure pictures taken before/after the rain in various places, from Azores to Scotland, through France

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